By Sarah Johnston
Every now and again I discover a charity that really tugs at my heart strings and Bears Without Borders had that effect on me recently. It was set up by two graduate students at Harvard and MIT who just wanted to spread a little joy to deprived children around the world. Every penny raised goes towards sending teddy bears to kids here in the US and also Cambodia, El Salvador, Indonesia, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Imagine the wonder experienced by a child who has never had much when he or she receives something of their very own, and not only that, but something that can be loved. Sadly a lot of these children have been orphaned and suffered terribly but these cuddly friends can really make a difference in their lives.It’s a great charity to have kids support as a way of raising their awareness of others who are not so fortunate, especially at this time of year.